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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is routine work involving delivery of food for school lunch programs. Duties also include assisting with loading and unloading, and assisting with organized storage of food and supplies, as well as maintenance and cleaning of kitchen equipment according to prescribed procedures. Work is performed under direct supervision of higher-level school district staff. Performs related work as required.


  • Operates light motor vehicles;
  • Collects, delivers and distributes food, food supplies, and other materials;
  • Assists with loading, unloading, and storage of food and supplies;
  • Cleans and maintains dishware, trays, cutlery, pots and pans, food preparation and other kitchen equipment, tables, floors, etc.;
  • May assist in the warming and simple cooking of foods for school lunch programs;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Good knowledge of the safe operation of light motor vehicles; knowledge of proper sanitary methods of food service; knowledge of proper sanitary cleaning methods, cleaning supplies and appliances in the cleaning and maintenance of kitchen utensils and appliances; ability to drive safely and skillfully; ability to follow simple oral and written instructions; ability to work well with others; tact and courtesy.


  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma; or
  2. One (1) year of full-time work experience; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT Possession of a current appropriate valid New York State Motor Vehicle Operator's license at time of appointment.


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Non-Competitive Class

(Mahopac Central School District)

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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